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Old October 8th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #21

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Jules Verne and Conan Doyle are fantastic. 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles' is my favourite Sherlock Holmes story. (Yes, Verne is French, not British, however his stuff is still excellent)
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Shaw, Wells, Shelley - all wrote classics.
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An amazing insight into late Victorian middle-class society (and some jolly good laughs) can be found in "Diary of a Nobody" by brothers George & Weedon Grossmith. It was serialised in "Punch" in 1884-1885 and parodies life in a way we can all recognise today.

An extract--https://oddbooks.co.uk/harris/nobody.html


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